STANDISH, Maine - Looking to get their first conference win, the Johnson & Wales University men's lacrosse team couldn't complete a fourth-quarter comeback against Saint Joseph's College of Maine on Saturday. The Wildcats lost, 17-9, to the Monks
Saint Joseph's: 6-2, 2-0 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 1-7, 0-2 GNAC
The Wildcats and Monks traded goals to start the second quarter. Thomas Lyons scored with 8:36 remaining in the second to give the Wildcats their largest lead of the game, 5-2. SJC finished the quarter on a 6-1 run to take an 8-6 lead into halftime.
Erik Lindaas tallied back-to-back goals in the third to cut the Monks' margin to 9-8 and then found the back of the net three minutes into the fourth to slice the lead to three. From there, Saint Josephs scored five-straight goals to finish match.
The Monks had a 53-35 advantage in shots and ground balls, 48-28.
Johnson & Wales is home Tuesday to take on Anna Maria College at 7 pm.